Mohammad Habibullah Pulok


I am a PhD candidate in Health Economics at the Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation (CHERE), University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia. The Australian Institute of Health and Welfare (AIHW) is the industry partner of my PhD research. I have been also a visiting PhD student at the Institute of Health Policy, Management and Evaluation (IHPME), the University of Toronto, Canada.

My PhD thesis has examined the fairness of Medicare to deliver healthcare services in an era of encouraging private provision and financing of healthcare in Australia. My primary areas of research interest are equity in health and healthcare, health economics, development economics, and applied microeconometrics.

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Doctor of Philosophy (PhD) in Health Economics: 2018 (Under Examination)

Centre for Health Economics Research and Evaluation, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia

Visiting PhD Student: January-June 2018

Institute of Health Policy, Management, and Evaluation, the University of Toronto, Canada

Master’s in Specialized Economic Analysis (Health Economics and Policy): 2012

Barcelona Graduate School of Economics, Spain

Master of Science in Economics: 2011

Stockholm University, Sweden

Bachelor of Social Sciences in Economics: 2007

University of Dhaka, Bangladesh


Casual Academic: March 2016-July 2017

UTS Business School, University of Technology Sydney, Australia

Research Assistant: September 2014-August 2015

International Institute of Social Studies (ISS), Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands

Research Assistant: February 2014-April 2014

Department of Public Health, Aarhus University, Denmark

Lecturer: May 2011-August 2014 (with study leave)

Department of Economics, Southeast University, Bangladesh

Consultant (Part-Time): September 2013-December 2013

Sushasoner Jonno Procharavizan – SUPRO (Campaign for Good Governance), Bangladesh


Peoples’ Choice award, UTS Business School Three Minute Thesis (3MT) competition, Australia: 2018

The Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) fellowship, the University of Toronto, Canada: 2018

UTS Business School Research Student Award, University of Technology Sydney (UTS), Australia: 2017

International Research Scholarship, University of Technology Sydney (UTS): 2015-2018

PhD scholarship, Capital Markets Cooperative Research Centre (CMCRC), Australia: 2015-2108

UNU-WIDER research grant on the political economy of social protection systems, Finland: 2015

PhD scholarship, Faculty of Health, Aarhus University, Denmark: 2015 (declined)

Research stay grant, Aarhus University Research Foundation, Denmark: 2014

World Health Organisation (WHO) conference grant: 2013

La Caixa foundation-Barcelona Graduate School of Economics merit scholarship, Spain: 2011-2012


Pulok, M.H., Uddin, J., Enemark, U. and Hossin M.Z (2018) “Socioeconomic inequality of maternal healthcare use: An analysis of regional variation from Bangladesh”; Health and Place, 52:205-214

Uddin, J., Hossin M.Z and Pulok, M.H. (2017) “Couple’s concordance and discordance in household decision-making and married women’s contraceptive use in Bangladesh”; BMC Women’s Health, 17:107

Pulok, M.H. and Ahmed, M.U (2017) “Does corruption matter for economic development? Long run evidence from Bangladesh”; International Journal of Social Economics, 44(3), 350-361

Pulok, M.H., Sabah, M.Nu., Uddin, J. and Enemark, U. (2016) “Progress in the utilisation of antenatal and delivery care services in Bangladesh: Where does the equity gap lie?”; BMC Pregnancy and Childbirth, 16(1), 200

Pulok, M.H., Sabah, M.Nu and Enemark, U. (2016) “Socioeconomic inequalities of child malnutrition in Bangladesh”; International Journal of Social Economics, 43(12), 1439-1459

Uddin, J., Pulok, M.H. and Sabah, M.Nu. (2016) “Correlates of unmet need for contraception in Bangladesh: Does couples’ concordance in household decision-making matter?”; Contraception, 94 (1),18-26

Ahmed, M.U and Pulok, M.H. (2013) “The Role of Political Stability on Economic Performance: The Case of Bangladesh”; Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, 34(3), 61-100

Pulok, M.H. (2012) “Revisiting Health and Income Inequality Relationship: Evidence from Developing Countries”; Journal of Economic Cooperation and Development, 33(4), 25-62


Murshed, S.M, Badiuzzaman, M. and Pulok, M.H. (2017) “Fiscal capacity and social protection expenditure in developing nations” WIDER Working Paper 2017/60. Helsinki: UNU-WIDER.

Murshed, S.M, Badiuzzaman, M, & Pulok, M.H. (2015). “Revisiting the role of the resource curse in shaping institutions and growth“. ISS Working Paper Series / General Series (Vol. 605, pp. 1–28). International Institute of Social Studies of Erasmus University (ISS)


Emerging Health Policy Research Conference, the University of Sydney, Australia: 2018

The Canadian Centre for Health Economics (CCHE) seminar series, Toronto, Canada: 2018

UTS Business School PhD Conference, Sydney, Australia: 2017

The 39th Australian Conference for Health Economists, Sydney, Australia: 2017

Emerging Health Policy Research Conference, the University of Sydney, Australia: 2017

The 12th World Congress of International Health Economics Association (iHEA), Boston, USA: 2017

Emerging Trend in Digital Health Conference, Sydney, Australia: 2017

The CMCRC Health Market Quality program inaugural Health Fest, Sydney, Australia: 2016

The CMCRC Health Conference – Improving Health through Data Analytics: Sydney, Australia: 2015

Invited speaker on “Inequity, health and economics: What are the policy implications?”, the 8th World Health Organization (WHO) Global Conference on Health Promotion: Helsinki, Finland: 2013